The Works of the Rt. REV. Charles C. Grafton; A Catholic Atlas Or, Digest of Catholic Theology

The Works of the Rt. REV. Charles C. Grafton; A Catholic Atlas Or, Digest of Catholic Theology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...should be provided with officers and a ministry. The Apostles, filled with the wonders of the Ascension and Pente-cost, looked for an early Advent and had to be educated in respect of this ministerial need. It may be that our Lord gave them some instructions concerning this during the forty days, when He spoke to them of the things concerning the Kingdom of God. But Christ dwelt in the Church, and the Holy Spirit gave, in the cases of Paul and Barnabas, a demonstration of His will regarding the extension of the ministry. It was to be made (Christ acting through the Apostles) in the same way as they themselves had been made Apostles. Its members were to be called out by authority from the body of disciples, and be brought by the Apostles into official union with themselves and Christ. The ordained would receive from Christ the gift of the Holy Ghost, for the performance of their office and grace for themselves. The Apostles were thus enlightened internally by the Holy Spirit, and forced to act by outward, providentially ordered, circumstances. Under this inspiration and guidance the one Apostolic Order, in its permanent qualities, unfolded itself in the triple form of bishop, priest, and deacon. I "The Twelve" stand in their relation to Christ and the Church in a double capacity or twofold order. They had a unique office in bearing witness to the resurrection, and were endowed, for their foundation office, with special gifts of inspiration and the working of miracles. The Twelve were the foundation stones laid on Christ, the underlying Rock. S. Peter was "first," Cephas a rock himself, the key-bearer, door opener, shepherdising the sheep of the old dispensation, and lambs of the new, into the kingdom. But this order of...
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